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JonM 11-07-2011 11:45 PM

magpul MOE doesnt fit
 
im disapointed :( finally broke down and bought a set of rifle length Magpul MOE handguards for my RRA national match A2 rifle with free float tube. but the magpuls dont fit around the tube near the front sight base :(

at least the mini rail i got for em fits to the a2 guards it came with. now i can put a bipod on it. i really wanted those handguards to go with the prs stock

mjkeat 11-08-2011 02:22 AM

Do you have or can you get a picture. I've put 3 (2 midlength and 1 rifle length) on rifles and haven't had a problem. The MOEs will even fit over the gas system on a LWRC which has a much larger o.d. than a DI tube.

JonM 11-08-2011 02:39 AM

sure give me a few to find my camera.

JonM 11-08-2011 02:53 AM

rra national match A2 free float tube

http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/5428/img0266wc.jpg

close up of the trouble spot

http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/4711/img0265qlnk.jpg

the moe guard pooches out around the free float tube too much

http://img849.imageshack.us/img849/4026/img0269vw.jpg

http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/5527/img0268aw.jpg

Nathantc 11-08-2011 04:43 AM

i have seen it done, get rid of the heat sheild in the moe hand guard or get the airsoft verson.

mjkeat 11-08-2011 05:29 AM

I have never seen a inner free float tube like that. Is the front of the tube not connected to the FSP?

Nathantc 11-08-2011 05:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mjkeat (Post 622310)
I have never seen a inner free float tube like that. Is the front of the tube not connected to the FSP?

nope, and midway has them

JonM 11-08-2011 11:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nathantc (Post 622291)
i have seen it done, get rid of the heat sheild in the moe hand guard or get the airsoft verson.

The heat shield isnt the issue. Its the design of the plastic pieces that clip into the front endcap. Magpul only makes that one rifle handguard.

Quote:

Originally Posted by mjkeat (Post 622310)
I have never seen a inner free float tube like that. Is the front of the tube not connected to the FSP?

Its a true free float tube. Doesnt touch the barrel at all or the fsb. I routinely shoot sub 3 inch 7-10 shot strings at 300 yards with it open sights.

Ill prolly just stick em on my pencil barrel upper

Vincine 11-08-2011 11:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JonM (Post 622364)
I routinely shoot sub 3 inch 7-10 shot strings at 300 yards with it open sights.

And that's a RRA? Federal Match? What's your zero? (Do/can you even zero open sights?)

JonM 11-08-2011 03:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vincine (Post 622370)
And that's a RRA? Federal Match? What's your zero? (Do/can you even zero open sights?)

Ya rra national match a2. The barrel is a wilson stainless air gauged and cryo treated. I asked them to bead blast the stainless to kill glare thats why its greyish looking.

My zero is 200yds and yes you can zero open sights. The clicks are .25 moa. I use handloads 69grn sierra matchking bthp over varget. Im thinking 24 grains of varget but i would have to consult my book to be sure.

At 100 yds shots are pretty much one hole groups. The purpose is to compete in open sight matches. I know i cant use the magpul stuff and have to convert it back to a2 service rifle for such things. But i like the magpul gear for just general shooting.


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